As the smallest independent state in the entire world the Vatican City is a truly remarkable place to visit, with some of the most famous sights all situated within such a short area. Established in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty, the place offers so many sightseeing opportunities that, despite its size you probably need 2 full days to take everything in. The Vatican is an ecclesiastical city-state ruled by the Pope, the pontiff of Rome. The Vatican Gardens take up around 50% of the territory and contain wonderful sculptures and sprawling fountains.
- Climb to the top of the Basilica for some of the best views of not just the Vatican City but also the whole of Rome.
- Browse around the statues of St Peter's Square whilst snapping away with your camera at the magnificent Cathedral of the Vatican.
- Marvel at the staggering work of Michelangelo and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel an absolute must for any trip to Rome.
As the Vatican City is basically just one square and several walkways, everything can be achieved on foot. Actually arriving there is simple enough with good connecting rail networks and bus routes. As one of the most visited cities in Europe, Rome has 2 airports serving its needs, which are the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino and Ciampino, bringing in tourist from around the world to view the attractions of this incredible little territory. As with any large city, if one is taking a taxi it is best to have exact change as Rome’s taxi drivers are notorious for fleecing hapless visitors.
62 hotels in Vatican
Columbus Hotel Rome, housed in a 15th century building, provides quality accommodation for guests visiting Rome. St Peter's Basilica - a famous place of pilgrimage, Piazza Navona - a square with... More
Offering cosy accommodation and quality services, this property is an ideal place for spending a wonderful and unforgettable Roman holiday. GeneralThe hotel's meeting rooms are well-appointed for... More
VOI Cicerone Hotel Rome provides ideal spaces for business and leisure travellers right at the heart of Italy's legendary capital city. Iconic landmarks such as the majestic Pantheon, the massive... More
Set in a peaceful and relaxing environment, BEST WESTERN Hotel Franklin Feel the Sound offers unique facilities making it an ideal flee for a enchanted stay to all the music lovers. GeneralAt BEST... More
A place of refined exclusivity, Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts offers highest standards of service, best-maintained accommodation as well as enjoys all the privileges for an... More
Centrally located in Rome, Il Cantico is just a 5-minute walk from the Vatican. It features contemporary-style rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout, and free private parking. A buffet-style breakfast is... More
Best Western Hotel Spring House Rome offers travellers comfortable accommodations and ideal starting point for exploring the historic centre of Rome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This... More
Standing just outside the Vatican, Aurelia Residence San Pietro Rome combines spacious accommodations and modern conveniences to provide a sanctuary for vacationers visiting Rome. Guests at the... More
Grand Hotel Tiberio Rome offers quality accommodation and friendly hospitality to its guests. Famous landmarks of Rome, such as Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica and Sant Angelo Castle are... More